Claudia Wicki was a dancer with the Wisconsin Ballet Company as a teen and then went on scholarship to Harkness House for Ballet Arts in New York. Not really a “Trina”, she quit and earned her BFA in Drama Production from the University of Arizona, Tucson.
She sang in small clubs in Las Vegas, toured with a Top-40 Bands, played the comedy clubs in New York and did summer stock at the Palace Theatre, Manchester New Hampshire playing such roles as Rosie Alvarez in Bye Bye Birdie and reprising the role of Morgan Le Fey in Camelot.
Dinner Theatre experiences in the Midwest were lead and supporting roles in South Pacific and The Sound of Music, Red Dawg, The Pirates of Penzance and other musicals.
In LA, she choreographed and acted in the summer season at Occidental College, realizing such roles as Nellie in South Pacific, the Fairy Queen in Iolanthe, Adelaide in Guys & Dolls, Mad Margaret in Ruddigore and touring with Carmen Zapata’s Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Children’s Theatre production of Rojo Arco Iris throughout California.
Also in Spanish, Claudia played Kristine DeLuca in an international company of A Chorus Line for several months in Barcelona and Madrid Spain.
Claudia worked on many original productions directly with the writers at Lonny Chapman’s Group Rep in Los Angeles. One was a new musical originally titled RolePlay later Inside Out (Doug Haverty & Adryan Russ) in which she created the role of Chlo.
In Switzerland, Claudia played Lillie/Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Sarah in Company and Sarah Jane Moore in Assassins. She starred in the Pulitzer Prize winning play, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, appeared in Steve Martin's Picasso at the Lapin Agile and performed to sold-out crowds in the internationally famous The Vagina Monologues among many other plays.
On camera there are commercials for the Grand Casino Baden, an Internet marketing film campaign for a Danish Pharmaceutical company, Breaking the Silence, voice overs for documentary films by Charlotte Eichhorn and Stephan Haupt (Fontana Film), and Peter Volkart (Reck), a supporting role in the independent film Transcending: the Beginning of Josephine (Snoog Pictures), and a cameo in Stefan Jaeger’s film Horizon Beautiful (Tellfilm).
She also wrote and produced a one woman musical show, Sentimental Journey, based on the films and music of Doris Day, inspired by her role of Christine in A Chorus Line!
She is All three Golden Girls rolled into One: Looks like Rose, Sexy like Blanche with an Acerbic wit like Dorothy